Man Smuggles Wife In Suitcase For 2 Day Train Trip

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In Poland last week, border control agents stopped a French gentleman who had a noticeably large suitcase with him at a train station in Terespol.

When the agents inspected the 60-something man's bag, they found something quite interesting inside – his wife.

Dariusz Sienicki, a border guard spokesperson, told
AFP: “To [the guards'] surprise, a woman in her 30s emerged. It was the Russian wife of the owner of the suitcase. She was alive and well and didn't require medical attention."

The couple was traveling from Moscow to Nice – a 47 hr. train journey. Apparently, the suitcase stunt was not about saving the price of a 2nd ticket, it was because the man's wife did not have a passport.

Border official Sienicki said the man was mistaken: the woman could have entered Poland without a passport, provided that she could prove she was married to a European citizen — Poland is one of the 26 Schengen Area countries that does not have passport control at its borders, giving citizens the right to “migrate internationally without any limitations."

Sienicki said, “Had she been sitting next to her husband, she would have made it through without incident."

Instead, they were questioned and asked to return to Belarus. Hopefully, the woman had a seat for that trip.

One online commenter suggested the man may have had a different motive for getting his wife to travel in a suitcase. He joked: “
Police became suspicious when the man tried to tip a porter $100 to lose his luggage."

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